"A person who deserves my loyalty receives it" -- Joyce Maynard

How to be Smarter: The best book, the very best book, I have read this year is Think by Lisa Bloom. I cannot recommend it more. Please read it, e-mail me, tell me what you think. It's the perfect discussion book. How to be PrettierFrancesca's Collections is offering SP&A readers 30% off a single regular priced item online until 9/30/11 with the code SMARTPRETTY. (I'll be pairing the Chromatic Blouse with the Sweet Spot Skirt).

How to be (less) Awkward: Such a cute little Etsy shop for animal-lovers.